Meet Rick! He participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for February 22nd! I was inspired to post his story because I identified with sleeping poorly, anxiety and low energy. That all changed for me when I started my health and fitness journey with P90X. Focus T25 is accessible to everyone with Tania as the modifier. As Rick stated, it’s easy to press play everyday but the challenge for most is changing poor eating habits! Let me help you get FOCUSED with my online Focus T25 virtual support group! You can write your own success story and possibly win $500 for sharing your story and motivating others! Fill out my form at the bottom of this page, so I can contact you!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
Rofl, not so hot, I wanted to look better but I love, LOVE good food. I have to say, what a gigantic change. I slept poorly, I had anxiety, I didn’t like myself a whole lot, just all around bleh…..
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
A picture with my wife in my Mess Dress Tuxedo for a military event, I swear I looked like a Shar Pei in a Tux!! Wrinkly bloated face, and when I smiled my eyes disappeared. I couldn’t believe the way I looked and there was no way i was going to pass a physical or meet the requirements for my next military physical readiness test. For lack of a better way yo put it, I had lost my pride and professionalism, it was like I no longer cared and I needed to fix that!
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?
Learning to eat, hands down. Doing the workouts are tough but easy to commit to, but eating right, and pre-planning to eat during the week was rough out the gates. I have since got a clue, and its easy to pack a lunch for the next day, and the more I learn the more fun and interesting it becomes to figure out healthy ways to put together meals I like the taste and consistency of.
Why did you choose this particular program?
You infomercial worked?? lol Honestly I was traveling for work and feeling sorry for myself about that tux picture, and a T25 commercial was on and I just made up my mind to do it. The workout lengths seemed perfect and I didn’t want to jump into something like P90X and kill myself. I can assure now that I am ready and charging to get started on P90X3!!!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Workout time, and honestly Shaun T is the man! The production quality of the videos really does make you feel like he is there, and I liked the variety. Even during Alpha and Beta the variety is there and things switch up as I moved from modified to full on!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
WOW! I am done from 232 to 206, that is 26 pounds!!! I am down 6 inches around my wasit! I have to wear belts with everything to keep my pants up, and I totally plan to pitch most of my clothes and never go back to a XL shirt or 36-38 pants! I am proud that I did it, I have been told it is hard to commit and I have, 100% for the last 60 days, and it has been worth the fight against ever craving, the tired days, and the plain old ugh days. I DID IT!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I was having anxiety issue that were being treated with medication, I had blood pressure that was slowly creeping up, and I had constant pain in my joints, knees, shoulders, back…..being unhealthy and out of shape was getting ready to wipe me out permanently. I recently went to my Doctor for a routine physical, and I am OFF ALL MEDS, my body feels great, I sleep amazing, my energy is up, and my ability to cope with the BS of every day life is improved 100%!!! I feel great I am starting to believe I look great and I am proud of being ME!
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program (such as Shakeology® or Beachbody Ultimate Reset®) support your transformation? What are the greatest benefits you gained? Did you see benefits to your energy, sleep, mood/mental clarity, digestion/regularity?
I used Shakeology to fill gaps when I missed meals or snacks, but not consistently enough to determine if it actually helped or not. I did notice that it is effective in cutting back cravings, so when I had cravings I would go knock back a glass of shakeology to fight the urge.
Did you achieve any other measurable improvements with a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program? (e.g. Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, triglycerides, etc…)
BP down, 135/89 to 115/80, off Anxiety Meds, no more pain in knees joints back…
What tips or tools did you find most useful? What made them so instrumental?
The beachbody Gym, and my polar H7 Heart Rate monitor. These tools enable me to track and see progress even when the mirror and scale where being stubborn and trying to convince me otherwise. I highly encourage everyone to use tools to track and view progress, its motivating on those days when you look in the mirror and want to throw in the towel.